Course Catalog 2012-2013

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Course Catalog 2012-2013

IHTE-7306 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Timo Saari


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places


 12 h/week
 36 h/per


IHTE-7306 2012-01 Wednesday 14 - 16, TB111

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Course Corresponds course  Description 
IHTE-7306 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr IHTE-7302 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr  
IHTE-7306 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr TIE-40206 Cross-Cultural Design, 3 cr  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
IHTE-7306 2012-01 IHTE-7306 Due to globalization most of the technology products and services are aimed to be sold worldwide. Designing for different local users can be challenging. Cross-cultural design is helping to ensure usability and user experience across cultural boundaries. It requires understanding of cultural differences and applying user-centered design methods in target market areas. This course will introduce the concept of cross-cultural design. Objectives of the Course: - To introduce the meaning of culture in using technology and the basic concepts of cross-cultural design. - To learn theories of cultural differences and how they can be utilized in design. - To learn methods of cross-cultural design on-site and remotely.        

Last modified16.01.2013